Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Oct 29 15:00:21 UTC 2010

a friend tried to cheer me up (some health woes again) by offering the following on Facebook:

 >This might cheer you up. I just saw it on a forum:
 >"I'm not sure I understand. Could you illiterate?"

presumably "illuminate" was the target. so it's some kind of malapropism, but could be either a CM (classical malapropism) or an FC (Fay-Cutler) type.


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